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    Default Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    When using the Isosceles or the Weaver stance, I was originally taught the Weaver stance or to put it more accurately the Modified Weaver stance but then I learned the Isosceles stance and for some stuff the Isosceles stance works better for me, for instance if Im shooting a large caliber gun with one hand and got a flashlight in the other hand the Isosceles stance works much better. Which stances does everybody else like?

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    The Weaver is way too unnatural and awkward for me...
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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    Feel free to correct me if i am wrong . The isosceles stance began gaining popularity when competition shooting began shifting from bullseye type shooting to action shooting.

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    Bullseye shooting and Action Pistol competition are still two distinct sports. If you dig up pics of early Action Pistol shooters, you'll probably find a few of them using a weaver or modified weaver stance. The stance taught during WWII is kind of like a one handed isosceles stance.

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    Think of the isosceles stance as a fighting stance you'll likely assume when threatened. The position of your body relative to the pistol along with a proper grip offers excellent recoil control and maneuverability.

    ETA: I found this decent video on stances. Seems spot on...

    Last edited by ArmyVet; February 11th, 2018 at 08:48 PM. Reason: added info
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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    I didn't say they were the same sport.

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    Gangster lean.
    Some people just plain suck.
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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    This guy might know a little about it.

    https://youtu.be/ChSazF41q-s

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    I prefer a scalene stance.

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    How can you have any cookies if you don't drink your milk?

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    Default Re: Isosceles vs Weaver Stances

    Learned isosceles... preferred Weaver... training on C.A.R. now!
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